A More Productive Day

Handful of Scraps, Postage Stamp Quilt, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

Even though I worked outside yesterday morning Mike didn’t really need me to help with anything in the afternoon and I got some sewing done – progress!

Handful of Scraps – one large section of neutrals done – pinned to the wall not to the main part of the quilt.  The next area will be at the bottom of the design which I need to do another large section of neutrals.

This is as it is now.


The area of neutrals done but not connected to the body.


the next area to do the neutrals under the blue diamond and a row of neutrals around the green flower – somehow I forgot that.


Two leafs and the blue flower completed on this cluster of the Postage Stamp border – once I sit down to work on it, it goes really quickly for me – so different than needle turn applique on cotton.


The whole cluster – the dark pink flower will be next – embroidery on it will be in a bright color – perhaps the turquoise.


The witch and pieces for the Halloween tote bag – traced onto fusible.    I am really not sure how this will turn out  LOL – doing it by machine – I will need to get my other machine out and see if I can get the zigzag stitch to work – it seems like the last time I used the machine I had trouble with it – maybe seeing as it has sat its bag for months it will behave properly now!


A little more on Final Frontier.  I will be joining the slow stitches at Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching with the wool applique I’m sure at some point today.  Also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework.



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18 comments… add one
  • Kaholly Sep 18, 2016

    You always accomplish so much, even when you have to carve out time away from other responsibilities. Your projects are looking wonderful! XO
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    • Karen Sep 18, 2016

      thanks Karen – five minutes here and there!

  • Kathi Sep 18, 2016

    Handful of Scraps is looking AMAZING girl! Thanks for showing great progress photos on that… I am just mesmerized by the fun you are having with your wool embroidered borders.. I just am so in love with this 🙂 Great photos all around on all your projects and I am glad you had some outdoor time in your busy day too! Kathi
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    • Karen Sep 18, 2016

      thanks Kathi – I didn’t realize wool embroidery could be fun – I was never really attracted to it until fairly recently – hexies quilts too – I don’t know why until a couple years ago – maybe because the second quilt I made was a hexie – hand pieced – seams were off all over the place and it turned out awful (40 years ago)

  • Diann Bottrell Sep 18, 2016

    I think your Hexie quilt is just amazing! Thanks for the close-up view! Do you hand stitch to baste them, or glue baste?
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    • Karen Sep 18, 2016

      I am thread basting the hexies – I tried glue but had a hard time removing the papers that way

  • CARLA Sep 18, 2016

    I see your enjoying your hand piecing again. I love the cream shirtings or small prints you are using in the hexi quilt. Are they from one line or just scraps?
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    • Karen Sep 18, 2016

      I am using several bundles of neutrals that I had in fat eight/fat quarter sizes – one is called Lakeside Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings and the other was Butter Churn by Kim Diehl I am also using other pieces on my shelves – I refer to them as scraps because they are not yardage and several styles

  • Quilter Kathy Sep 18, 2016

    You are making great progress on so many projects at the same time!!

    • Karen Sep 18, 2016


  • Cynthia Brunz Sep 18, 2016

    You always get so much done each week. All of your projects are looking great.Thanks for sharing them with Oh Scrap!
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  • Belarmina Sep 18, 2016

    Karen vas muy rápido con tus hexágonos
    Será una preciosa colcha
    Bueno semana

  • Teri Dingler Sep 18, 2016

    I love that border! I now can’t wait to work with the felted wool I have picked up on this trip- and even found some more choices- yay! I was outside Des Moines and saw that the little town of Winterset had Iowa Quilt Miseum- so close had to go- some really pretty quilts in there! Wish there were enough time to hit Missouri Quilt Shop as that wasn’t too far but had to move on.

  • Summer Sep 18, 2016

    Love your progress, Karen. Glad you got some sewing done- looking pretty ?

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  • CathieJ Sep 19, 2016

    Your hexie quilt is so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing that witch bag. Somehow I don’t think your zig-zag will have fixed itself but you never know. I just adore the fabrics in that circle quilt.
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    • Karen Sep 19, 2016

      it wasn’t the zigzag itself that wasn’t working well it was the tension I need to clean the machine, change a needle and thread out and see what happens!

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